Sep 15, 2008 3:06pm
Re: Skip this if you are sick of the politics, I am
NoiseCollector, it is important to remember that Barack Obama is a politician.
The "facts" do seem worth investigating but scratching the surface they seem bogus.
I'm not going to change your minds if I brought a continents of vaulable facts and analysis, so I won't bother.
I can tell you that Swahili is not Arabic but does have many loan words. And if you think those Africans are "Arab" you really should check out the history of East Africa. Sure Amharic is a Semitic language but that doesn't make the people who speak it Semitic, or maybe it does if or define ethnicity by language.
Obama isn't alone in some comments -- here was an interesting article in the SF chronicle on the Muslim call to prayer and US blues, and in a Scorcese (?) doc on the blues. Reprinted better here:http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200604/muslim.roots.u.s.blues.htm
One guy told me to check out Van Morrison but I forgot the song, maybe "Crazy Love."
Which GD song?
In any case I'm sure there will be disappointments with any president. But really doesn't this darkness got to give?